Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (NHP) is located where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet. Its Visitor Center is at 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV, 25425.
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Harpers Ferry NHP encompasses not just the historic town of Harpers Ferry, but also acres of wooded slopes, rocky cliffs, fields, and floodplains along the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. The wide range of settings provides homes for a wide range of natural communities, which are predictable combinations of plants and animals that occur in different places on the landscape. The plants in the park’s Rich Floodplain Forest depend upon regular flooding, while those in its Chestnut Oak Forest thrive in a high-and-dry environment.
Listen to the podcasts created by our 2016 summer interns and explore the natural communities and more on the interactive map of Harpers Ferry NHP! Other content for this park is under development and will be available soon.